The map collection focuses upon the City of Orange and Orange County.
The most significant items are a complete [facsimile] set of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, purchased through a donation from the Old Towne Preservation Association, and a circa 1920 Orange County Plat Book.
We also have a limited selection of aerial maps.
The manuscript collection consists of several major record groups containing a total of more than 2,000 items.
Represented are local families, such as the Smileys, Glassells and the Bishops; local businesses, including the Plaza Printing Corporation; religious and civic organizations, such as the B.P.O. Elks Lodge and the Christian, Methodist, Presbyterian (CMP) Club.